bk406 said:I live in worcester county and have never added antifreeze. I blow the lines out wet and plug them as each return blows. Any water left in the lines will be below 3+ feet anyway. As long as the lines are blown, I never saw a reason to use antifreeze.
ok, i see confusion here. When i say to put the multiport on backwash, all that does is direct the air thru the filter and out the backwash hose to remove any residual water out of the filter. When you blow out the lines of a pool, the filter pump is turned off and wont be used again until spring. The compressor blows the lines.Martha_D said:
I attach it to the skimmer. If you blow from the pump you'll just fill the skimmer and the water will flow back into the pipesMartha_D said:
I don't use anti-freeze (and never had a problem), but, if I did, I'd start the pump on "WASTE". Then open all skimmers and drains and run for a minute before switching to "FILTER". That will pull the anti-freeze from the suction lines and get rid of it. Then you only have to worry about the returns or pressure side cleaner/feature lines. As it's non-toxic, I'd probably live with it.jmhjgh said:Do any of you blow the lines in the spring to remove the antifreeze? That would get most of it out, but maybe it is not worth the effort.